Rajinikanth “Won’t Apologise” For ‘Periyar’ Rally Remarks


Chennai: Veteran actor-politician Rajinikanth today made it very clear that he will not apologise for his statement on social reformer Periyar EV Ramasamy.

Rajinikanth, in his address at the 50th anniversary-cum-readers’ connect event of Tamil magazine ‘Thuglak’ on January 14, had said, “In 1971, at Salem, Periyar took out a rally in which undressed images of Lord Sri Ramachandramoorthy and Sita -with a garland of sandal-featured and no news outlet published it.”

On Tuesday, Rajinikanth said whatever he said was true and he stands by his statement.

“Whatever I spoke about has become a controversy. I read out from what was printed in Hindu and Outlook. I didn’t say anything out of imagination. I’ll not apologise for what I said…I have not said anything out of imagination. I’m saying what I have seen and they (Dravidian outfit) are saying what they have seen,” Rajini said.

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